Project Updates

Project Rebuild-Inspired by the Prophet’s (pbuh) Mosque 

Noor Ul Islam’s redevelopment project was born out of the need to create a purpose built mosque to cater for the growing demands of the community. The site which was used for 25 years as a centre point for much of Noor Ul Islam’s great work is demolished and the project to rebuild and expand this multi-purpose centre is well under way, Alhumdulilah.

Our vision for Project Rebuild mirrors the Prophetic model of the mosque being the centre of the community. All the needs of the community were taken care of by the masjid: worship, education, interfaith and social services. For Him (pbuh), the role of the masjid was to develop the best of society.

Inspired by the Prophet’s (pbuh) mosque, Noor Ul Islam will be a social hub providing many community services under one roof. In line with the Prophetic ideal, it will be inclusive of women, with a dedicated mezzanine floor overlooking the main prayer hall as well as a mother and baby room and gym.  It will be a learning centre offering a library, a pre-school and classes to be used by all ages. It will be a community meeting place with a coffee shop and halls to hire for meetings, social gatherings and recreational activities. It will serve as a venue for dawah work with our continued collaboration with the Police, The Interfaith Council and other voluntary organisations.

The Prohpet's Mosque was a place of equality (age, gender, race, ethnicity, economic/social status). This was a revolutionary concept over 1400 years ago, a concept that we too aspire to deliver inshaAllah. We ask for your continued donation and support to help make our vision a reality.


Please continue below to see how the new building is progressing.


                                                            NOOR UL ISLAM SITE

                                                                  NOVEMBER 2019




                              JULY 2013                                                                 JULY 2019


MAY 2019



Some pictures on how the masjid will look like during the day and night time when it is completed




Roof is now completed except for the Dome and Minaret.

The glazing is currently going on in phases. 




During the month of August we are hoping that the following building jobs will be completed in our new building:

  • Roof finishes
  • Finishing where the Lift Shaft and Staircase tower meets the roof.
  • The Curved Wall will be rendered
  • Windows and Rooflight installations completed
  • Wind catchers and sun pipes (for ventilation and natural light) finished
  • Checking (snagging) of Glass blocks, zinc work and external brickwork.


Pictures of progress to the Roof.

  1. Sealing the roof with tar.

  2. Laying down the insulation blocks.

  3. Placing the paving slabs on the insulation blocks.

  4. Exterior walls being rendered and window frames being placed.

  5. Wind catchers and sun pipes









Project Estimated Cost: £12.5 million

Project Spend so far     : £7.5 million   (raised through donations and loans)

Remaining to be raised: £5million
(as at November 2019)



Sealing the Roof 










February 2018 updated Floor Plan


1st floor and 2nd floor





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Video showing building progress as of January 2018











SEPTEMBER 2017 Building Progress

MAY 2017 Building Progress on Second Floor "Sisters Area" and Roof metal work being erected.


Roof Metal Beam Support being erected                                 Roof Metal Work inspection by Project Manager.

View from Roof looking toward the Shard / City of London


Area where the Dome will be erected just above

February 2017

Basement works progressing (drainage, lighting etc)

Ground floor area which includes the main entrance.

Café and reception undergoing temporary lighting installation in preparation for brick walls

First floor Masjid area being cleaned and prepared for block work walls and external brick


Second floor sisters area work ongoing for steel beam structure for roof work


October 2016

Basement Madrassa and Library flooring being prepared

Ground Floor Entrance Lobby

First Floor Men’s Prayer Hall being developed, ready for the roof steel work and main roof

Second Floor Sister’s area being prepared for roof steel work


Pictures from the different floor as work is progressing.

Glass front area frame being prepared. basement area being cleared for the next stage.

first floor and second floor area gradually being cleared, preparing for the next stage.



June 2016

The pictures below gives you an indication how the work is progressing Alhamdulillah. We have currently spent approximately £4 million so far and we need anothet £4 million to complete the project.

Your donations, duahs and support is very much needed for the work to progress at a good pace.


First Floor Ceiling

First Floor

External View

April 2016

Building work is progressing well, Alhamdulillah. However in order for us to complete the first floor and floor of the second floor we URGENTLY need your duas and financial help. Please do consider donating money to cover one prayer space. You can donate by phoning 020 8558 0786 (option 1), in person at 717-723 High Road, London E10 5AB or onlien here:

Please help Noor Ul Islam with whatever help you can.



March 2016

Alhamdulillah work on the Second floor has started. Whilst the other floors are not complete, the hope is that the structure (all flooring, roof shape…) will be completed by this Ramadhan!!

As ever we need your duas and donations.


February 2016

Work on the first floor is progressing well and preparations for the second floor has also commenced.

Ground Floor:

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First Floor:



January 2016

Alhamdulillah the Basement flooring is done, as is the flooring on the ground floor!!
Work has already commenced on the first floor. The next stage of work (1st and 2nd floor flooring) will be done in phases, starting off with the front of the building.

The plan is that the main structure (shell) will be up within the next 7 months insha Allaah. Please donate whatever you can to this project.


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December 2015:

The Project Rebuild Story


This exciting video merges the current buildings work with the plans for our new building!



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November 2015

Great progress made over the past few weeks, Alhamdulillah!






October 2015

Work in progressing really well, thanks to the kind donations of our supporters.

Pictures below show how the work is getting on!










September 2015

Alhamdulillah we have been receiving donations and Karse Hasana (interest free loans) which have allowed us to continue with the building work. The viewing gallery on the side has allowed our regular users and worshipers to monitor development everyday, including how the concrete flooring for the basement is being worked on.


August 2015

Construction on the basement and ground floors base and structures have begun in earnest.
The foundation steel and setting of concrete slabs are now in progress. The basement flooring should be completed in the next few months.
Planning is continuing for the rest of the project including the ground floor. 
Appeals were launched for funds to finance the construction of the 1st floor area, prayer areas, wudhu facilities, funeral facilties and the carpets. These appeals were detailed on our first ever live TV appeals during Ramadhan on Islam Channel Urdu and Channel S.






July 2015
We are now reaching a crucial stage of Project Rebuild. Construction on the basement and ground floors base and structures are about to start and will take around six months to complete. Please remember us in your duas.
Appeal updates:

Our brick appeal has been successfully completed, with the financing of 78000 bricks.

Our Foundation appeal, requesting £750 for every sq mt of the foundations is close to complete with only 49 shares remaining.

This Ramadhan we have launch the first floor (prayer area) £250 appeal. With 2000 shares @ £250 each, we hope to raise £500,000. So far we have already received donations for 268 shares, Alhamdulillah.

Remember you can donate to Noor Ul Islam here:


June 2015 - Excavation work almost complete! Although the Trust will be busy with Ramadhan arrangements building work continues as normal

Most shares have been taken for the foundation and we have almost reached our target for the cost of 78,000 bricks!

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Our site, as at 12th June 2015

May 2015 – Alhamdulillah Excavation work has started. As our new building will insha Allaah have a basement, a lot of soil is being taken away.

Our Foundation Appeal is getting closer to our target. We have 1100 sq metres to cover and so far we have received money to finance 996 sq metres!  We need another £78,000, after raising £747,000.

The Bricks appeal is also going well with 61,000 bricks paid for, out of 78,000. We only have £22,500 outstanding!


Apr 2015 – Where the old Noor Ul Islam once stood has now been demolished and the ground flattened so a new building can be built.

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Feb 2015 - Brick appeal has begun. We need to buy 78,000 bricks for our re-build project.

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Jan 2015 – Part of the foundation work is taking place

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Dec 2014 - Demolition has began and clear out of the old building is taking place. WP_20141022_002

Nov 2014 - The site which was used for over 20 years as a centre point of many of Noor Ul Islam’s great work is now being demolished, rebuilt and expanded into a new Masjid and multi-purpose centre.

Oct 2014 - The demolition work of the current buildings from 711-715 High Road Leyton has begun and is progressing well Alhumdulillah. Below are some pictures of the current work taking place:

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Sept 2014 – Project Rebuild New Expansion Walk Through 

Temporary Location 717-723 High Road Leyton

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Update 17 (22nd April 2014)

Inside temporary prayer area


Update 16 (21st April 2014)

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Update 15 (17th April 2014)

Pics taken on 14th April of the temporary work.

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Update 14 (10th April 2014)

Wudhu area in the temporary location



Update 13 (4th April 2014)

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Update 12 (1st April 2014)

The temporary location is starting to take shape. The wudhu facilities are nearly ready with toilets and taps now installed.

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Update 11 (21st March 2014)

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Update 10 (March 2014)
Plans to move to our temporary home is taking shape. The portakabin will house the Trust’s office, Preschool and other services insha Allaah whilst demolition and construction work takes place.

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Update 9 (February 2014)
There has been a lot of work taking place at 717 High Road to prepare Noor Ul Islam for the move to its temporary home. Water, gas and electricity work has been taking place on the new large mobile unit and the existing building. The foundation appeal also continues with people being asked to donate money to finance the foundations and basement of the new building.

Update 8 (January 2014)
Following the successful Charity Dinner held on 7th December at the Walthamstow Assembly Hall, where over £70,000 was pledged and raised for project rebuild, Noor Ul Islam is continuing with the Foundation Appeal.

The basement of the new building will cover 1100 sq m insha Allaah. To raise money, we are requesting the sponsorship of each square metre at a cost of £750. Those donating £750 (or multiples of) will have their name on a banner and a certificate will be issued, if they agree. You can even donate in the name of a loved one. An anonymous donation of over £12,000 was received for Project Build helping us movetowards the target of £825,000 in total, Alhamdulillah!

Update 7 (December 2013)
Alhumdulillah  the balance of £250,000 on the land and building at 717-723 High Road has been paid off to the previous owners!

The Trust has now launched an appeal to raise money for the foundations and basement of the new building. The basement will cover an area of 1100sq metres. We are asking people to donate £750 to cover part of the cost of one sq metre (or of course donate for multiple sq meteres!). If agreed, donors names will go onto a banner and a certificate will be issued. You can even donate in the name of a loved one.

For more information, please phone 020 8558 0786.

Update 6 (August 2013)
Alhumdulillah  £60,007.54 was raised at the Summer Fete, may Allah reward all those who helped to make the event a huge success. So far we have received £770 in standing orders per month for Project Rebuild which is equal to £9,240 for the whole year. This Ramadhan we launched an appeal with the aim of each person donating £500 towards Project Rebuild and Alhumdulilah a total of 231 people responded to this appeal. This along with donations of less than £500 plus £5,787 through online donations meant that by the 29th of Ramadhan, we raised £160,896.50. £114,700.00 was also collected as Qarze Hasana. Collectively this amount will be used to pay towards the outstanding balance of £250,000 of our purchase of 717-723 High Road which is due in September 2013.

Work towards the temporary building at 717-723 High Road will start this month (August 2013) InshaAllah. An order has been placed for the Portakabin and this will be erected by the end of August/mid September inshaAllah. The old portakabin which was used by the Pre school staff will be removed from the yard.The order for the new marquee will be placed by the end of August inshaAllah. The aim is to have it up and in place by October 2013.

Work on the new build should commence in April 2014. The plan is to demolish and rebuild our properties at 711, 713 and 715 High Road Leyton so that we have one purpose built complex InshaAllah.

Update 5 (April 2013)

We now have an animated fly-by clip from our architect of how the Noor Ul Islam new building could look like. Clearance has begun at the back of 717 High Road to make way for the temporary building. Preparation for the toilets and wudhu facilities is also under way.

So far by the grace of Allah £57,287.76 has been raised for the project through fundraising, standing orders and appeals. We still have along way to go but with your duas, involvement and co-operation we are sure to reach our target InshaAllah.

Update 4 (March 2013)

Noor Ul Islam held a special event on the 3rd March to mark the launch of the ‘Project Rebuild’ campaign. Junaid Jamshed performed a nasheed and gave some beautiful reminders. Alhumdulilah the total collected on the day was £3,059.09 and £18,265 was pledged. £220 will be donated monthly by standing order. The event was hosted by Br Rizwan from the Islam channel and those attending were given the opportunity to view a detailed presentation on how the building will look.

Update 3 (Feb 2013)

On Sunday 3rd March, from 1:15pm to 3pm, Noor Ul Islam holds a special event with Junaid Jamshed. The event also marks the official launch of the Noor Ul Islam “Project Rebuild” campaign, raising awareness and money to rebuild a new complex on our existing site and will be hosted by Rizwan Hussain, insha Allaah.

Update 2 (Jan 2013)

Before rebuilding can begin,  Noor Ul Islam will need to move to temporary accommodation in order for the community to continue having prayer facilities and so that many of our services can continue, albeit in a different location. With this in mind, we applied for a temporary 2 storey portakabin and marques in the land adjacent to our main site. Alhamdulillah the local authority approved these plans in January 2013. This will insha Allaah mean that many services will continue whilst the construction of the main site takes place.

Update 1 (December 2012)

Following the successful planning application to rebuild the main Noor Ul Islam site, we also sent  a temporary planning application for 717-723 High Road Leyton (formally known as the builders yard) has been sent to the council and is awaiting approval. Once approved, a temporary building will be erected and the Head office, Jammaat prayers and some of the other important services that Noor Ul Islam provides will be moved into it.

717-723 was bought for £1.1 million of which £850 000 has been paid, however £250 000 is still owed as qarse hasana which needs to be paid by August 2013.